Extreme Wedding Weekend

Akron, OH 106

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Are you ready to hear what I’ve got planned for this weekend? Hold on to your hats, it’s going to be an extreme weekend of wedding shenanigans-gans-gans-gans. On Friday, I have a viewing of the ultra cool Quaker Square in Akron, Ohio. Courtesy of Wikipedia, “Quaker Square is a mall located in downtown Akron, Ohio, which is the result of the renovation of the Quaker Oats mill, silos, and factory which originally operated there. The complex is currently a hotel and a dormitory for the University of Akron.” When you stay at the hotel, the rooms are round because you sleep in a silo! It was a museum/ice cream parlor. Now, it’s just a weird mall.

They have a few different options for locations at Quaker Square. I will learn more about them Friday. From what I understand, there is a ballroom inside of the hotel, a large café with railroad cars and an additional building not attached to the hotel. Oh, the possibilities. I always imagined myself getting married at Quaker Square, but we shall see….

Saturday, my sisters, Roni and Rachel, my mom and I are heading to Pennsylvania. We are first going to The Winner to try on bridesmaid dresses and wedding dresses for the first time. We don’t plan to buy, but when you are so close to the magic that is The Winner, you must stop. The Winner is extreme shopping to the max.

After a quick trip to The Winner, we are headed to Tara! “Tara! Home. I’ll go home, and I’ll think of some way to get him back! After all, tomorrow is another day!” Oh, the drama.  Tara is a nice country inn near Sharon, PA. From what I understand, it has tons of Gone with the Wind memorabilia. How terribly exciting! My mother failed to tell me that everyone at Tara dresses in period clothing, lots of hoop skirts and corsets, hoop skirts and corsets…

Then we are going to the place where dreams come true, Ikea.

Sunday, day of rest? Not a chance! We are all headed to Mineral City, Ohio to visit Country Cottage & Gardens. From what I can tell on the website, it looks so adorable. But, their pictures could be strategic.  Sneaky.  I like CC & G; they have a reception site combo. They have a cheap site fee and they do the catering.  The catering is probably where they make their money though. The food looks tasty, but they could be strategic. Sneaky.

Next week, I will have reviews and pictures of the locations and a report back from The Winner. Cody has to work the whole weekend, I have to take super notes. Wish me luck.

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3 thoughts on “Extreme Wedding Weekend

  1. Hello Jesi! Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! My daughter in NYC told me to check out your blog, mostly because daughter in Cleveland is having a rustic wedding in October. I have collected over 500 pieces of vintage china, plus other appropriate acoutrements and wonder if you are interested in seeing any of it?
    In any case, I will be interested in following along as you plan your wedding. Have fun!
    Abby in Kent, OH.

    • Hi Abby! Thanks for reading! 500 pieces, that is impressive. I wouldn’t mind seeing it. If you like, send me your info! Visit the “contact us” page on the left of your screen. That will take you to a box where you can email me!

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